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Patterson High School's Alayah Williams prepares to take a shot against Catholic High — New Iberia opponents in a close contest Thursday night in Patterson. The Lumberjills were 29-28 victors in the non-district battle. The 'Jills are now 7-6 overall and 1-0 in District 8-3A.
—The Daily Review/Corwin Murray

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Central Catholic's Elijah Swan, 12, and Morgan City High's Deondra Grogan, 5, reach for the ball in a contest held earlier in December. Swan contributed 17 points including seven free throws in the Eagles exciting come-from-behind win over the H.L. Bourgeois Braves during the E.D. White tournament in Thibodaux Thursday. Tournament play continues through Saturday.
—The Daily Review/file photo

Eagles, 'Jills win, Panthers lose close game

Three area schools, Berwick High, Patterson High and Central Catholic, saw basketball action Dec. 27. The only home game was the 8-3A Patterson Lumberjills being victorious in a close win against 7-2A Catholic High – New Iberia. The ’Jills’ 29-28 non-district win brought their record to 7-6 overall and they remain 1-0 in district action. Their next game is at home against crosstown rival and District 8-3A opponent the Berwick Lady Panthers on Wednesday in a 6 p.m. contest. Following their game, the Lumberjacks and Panthers will also play a district contest.
Individual statistics from the Lumberjills’ Thursday game were unavailable at press time.
CCHS 63-58 over H.L. Bourgeois
The 7-1A Central Catholic Eagles are now 8-5 thanks to an exciting come-from-behind win over 7-5A H.L. Bourgeois Braves, 7-5, during the E.D. White tournament in Thibodaux.
Central Catholic was behind by two, 16-14, after the first quarter of play and cut that deficit to one by the half, 28-27. The Braves gained back that point by the end of the third quarter of play for a 47-45 lead.
The Eagles persevered in the fourth by going on an 18-11 run for the 63-58 win.
Helping the birds soar to victory were Elijah Swan who contributed 17 points including seven free throws and Brooks Thomas with 16 points with three 3-pointers and three free throws.
Also helping in the Eagles’ win were D.J. Lewis with 13 points with a free throw, Davidyione Bias with eight with four free throws, and Taylor Blanchard putting up five points including a 3-pointer. Adding two points each were Demonrick Blackburn and Tyler Smith.
Tournament play continues Friday and Saturday for the Eagles.
BHS drops game
The 8-3A Berwick Panthers barely lost a close game to the 7-2A Delcambre Panthers, 44-41, in the North Vermilion tournament Thursday in Maurice.
Tournament play is scheduled through Saturday. Berwick is now 0-13 overall and Delcambre is 6-7.
Berwick individual stats were not available at press time.
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The Morgan City Tigers’ game against Westgate that was set for Friday has been canceled. Their next game on the schedule is at home against White Castle at 7 p.m. Jan. 3.
On the girls’ side, the Lady Eagles will be in action at 6 p.m. Friday at home against Hanson Memorial, and the Lady Tigers will be at home against Destrehan at 5 p.m. Jan. 4.

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